Governor Hickenlooper and girlfriend get engaged for the holidays

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Gov. John Hickenlooper and Robin Pringle, his girlfriend of more than a year, were engaged over the holiday season. (Photo: Governor's Office)

DENVER — Colorado Governor Hickenlooper took a big step over the holiday season and proposed to Robin Pringle, his girlfriend, the Governor’s office confirmed Tuesday.

She said yes.

Pringle, 37, is vice president of corporate development for Liberty Media in Englewood. The pair have been dating for over a year.

The news that they had been seeing each other first broke at a holiday party in 2014. The Governor confirmed that news to the Denver Post: “Yes, I have been dating a young woman named Robin Pringle. We met more than a year ago, but only started dating some months ago, almost, as sometimes happens, by accident.”

Hickenlooper, 63, was married for 10 years to author Helen Thorpe, separated since July 2012. They have remained friends, according to both.

Pringle is on the boards of the Clyfford Still Museum and the Colorado Innovation Network. The French-American Foundation of the United States included her in its list of young leaders in 2013 class.

The Denver Post reports that Pringle has a bachelor of arts degree in public policy from Duke University in 2000 and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in 2008.

No date for the wedding has been set, but the Governor’s Office says wedding plans are in the works.